Stelis planipetala Ames 1938 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type Sheet Type Sheet by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Flat Petal Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1130 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, subacute, tridenticulate, attenuate below into the short, sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, subsecund, to 6.8" [17 cm] long including the 3.2" [8 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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